APS Options


Here, you can find out about the courses you must study next year and those you can choose as options. You can also download documents and, after you've explored the possibilities, complete your official options form.

We wish you all the best with your decision-making

M. McKenzie (Headteacher)


Who will help me?

  • Although it's good to talk to your friends, do not make the mistake of choosing the same courses as them. Choose the courses for YOU!
  • Talk to the teachers that know you best - Form Tutor, Head of Year......
  • Talk to the subject teachers and ask them what they think.

Key Staff

Mr Silverman (Deputy Headteacher)- dsilverman@alexandrapark.school
Ms Falola (KS4 Co-ordinator) - afalola@alexandrapark.school
Mr Hudson (Director of Studies) - ahudson@alexandrapark.school
Mr Willis (Additional Support) - swillis@alexandrapark.school
Ms Syed (Additional Support) - asyed@alexandrapark.school

My Choices

First decide which of the Science options you wish to choose (you must choose one):

Tick the options you want, making sure that the total time (given by the number in brackets) adds up to 20 periods. You must have special permission if your total time adds up to less than 20. After ticking your choices, press the "Test My Options" button to go further.


Design & Technology - You can choose one at most:

Humanities - included in English Baccalaureate:

Humanities - not included in English Baccalaureate:

Creative & Expressive - You can choose no more than two

Skills for Today

Additional Support / Other Skills

When you are ready, press "Test My Options"


This section will be filled after you have made your choices and pressed the Test My Options button

Your Chosen Courses

Study Time

Course Combinations


Can I proceed?


Before completing your options form, make sure you make good use of the resources which have been specially prepared for you:

The APS Options Booklet

Options Booklet

View or download the APS Options Booklet

The official APS Options Booklet covers everything you need to know about the choices you have to make and how to make them. It contains detailed information about all the compulsory and optional subjects.

Career Pilot

Career Pilot

Visit the Career Pilot website

Career Pilot is a colourful website dedicated to providing career advice to 14, 16 and 18 year-olds.

Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

View or download the Which Way Now? booklet

The Which Way Now? booklet contains help and advice in glorious colour and includes interesting real-life interviews with students who have been through the Year 9 Options process.

Big Future

Big Future

Visit the Big Future website

Big Future allows you to investigate possible next steps in education after you finish school.